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Eleven San Francisco Giants Staying in Organization

PHOENIX, AZ - AUGUST 04: Steven Duggar #6 of the San Francisco Giants is congratulated by third base coach Ron Wotus #23 after hitting a solo home run in the fourth inning of the MLB game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on August 4, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, AZ - AUGUST 04: Steven Duggar #6 of the San Francisco Giants is congratulated by third base coach Ron Wotus #23 after hitting a solo home run in the fourth inning of the MLB game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on August 4, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 08: (L-R) Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants, Seth George of Louisville Slugger, Brandon Crawford #35 and Buster Posey #28 of Giants poses for this picture after the players receivesd their Louisville Slugger Silver Bat Awards for 2015 prior to the start of the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at AT&T Park on April 8, 2016 in San Francisco, California. Crawford also received a Wilson’s Gold Glove award. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

8. Brandon Crawford – Crawford is an All-Star shortstop who’s elite defense should award him another Gold Glove at the end of the season. He also struggled in the second half at the plate, and his impressive first half numbers almost disappeared. As it turns out, it was a left knee injury Crawford tried to play through to explain some of the problems with the lack of power after the All-Star break.

While Belt and Panik may be headed out, Crawford is one infielder who should remain a Giant.

7. Buster Posey –  Posey also played through an injury that saw his offensive numbers drop. His hip injury ultimately required surgery and his future at catcher could be in doubt.

With that said, Posey’s tenure with the Giants is unlikely to end, as he will eventually move to first base. With the concussions he’s had and the hip injury he suffered, that move to first could happen as soon as next season. Either way, he should remain a Giant.

6. Madison Bumgarner – Bumgarner is due an extension this off-season, as he only has one more year under contract. While the ace of the staff has missed significant time the last two years due to injuries, he is still the best pitcher in the organization.

Rival teams have wondered if the Giants could consider moving him and his friendly 2019 contract for a load of prospects at some point, that is doubtful to happen.

Overall, the Giants staff has been strong most of this season and they will need that pitching in future years as they rebuild.

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